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2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

97 proof; 12 years old $79.99/750ml The story: Each September, Brown-Forman celebrates the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown with a limited edition release of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the series. The 2016…

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Weller brands to get a bottle makeover

When you’re scouring the shelves for W.L. Weller at your favorite liquor store later this year, you’ll need to be on the lookout for a new bottle. Beginning in December, Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique, and Weller 12-Year-Old Bourbon Whiskey…

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Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky

80 proof; no age statement $19.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: In order to be classified as rye, the mashbill of a whisky (or whiskey, if you prefer) must be at least 51 percent rye. Canadian Club 100% Rye, the company says in…

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The Negroni/Boulevardier/Americano

The Negroni is a classic cocktail featuring just three ingredients: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, a bright red apéritif with a bittersweet taste. If gin’s not your thing, substitute bourbon or rye whiskey and you’ll have a Boulevardier. Or leave out…

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Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

Barrel strength (this sample, 116.8 proof); 14-year-old OESK recipe $125/750ml suggested retail price The story: This limited-edition barrel-strength bourbon is the first solo release by Brent Elliott, who became Four Roses’ master distiller last fall after the retirement of Jim…

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